18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

3
days
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island holiday builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Lincoln's Rock in Blue Mountains National Park--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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